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PlantFiles: Summer Squash, Scallop
Cucurbita pepo 'Peter Pan'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Peter Pan
Additional cultivar information: (F1 hybrid)

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Type:
Scallop (summer)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:
Light Green

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cardshooter On Feb 11, 2012, cardshooter from Belmont, WV wrote:

Peter Pan is my favorite summer squash, and I love summer squash. It is delicious fried, baked, and grilled. I prefer them at about 5" across, sliced crossways about 3/8" thick and brushed with butter or olive oil. Then sprinkle a little garlic powder and chicken seasoning on them. Place the slices on a foil lined pan and bake in oven @ 425 degrees until golden brown. I often use my toaster oven to bake them:

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Positive rebecca101 On Mar 18, 2005, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Quite productive and delicious. Pretty pale green patty pan (scallop) type. Firm, buttery texture, nutty flavor. Easy to grow. Basically a bush habit, but it does grow vigorously and one plant can take up 3-4 feet. Make sure to pick them when they're between 1-3 inches across -- they will get much larger but have no flavor.

Neutral smiln32 On Feb 18, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Approx 3-4" across when ripe. 50 days to maturity. Plants are compact. Fruit is best when harvested at a young stage.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a light green hybrid version of the White Bush scallop. Similar growth and yield to Sunburst.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bigelow, Arkansas
Augusta, Georgia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Belmont, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin



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